Fifth Generation


274. Minnie Alice WILLIAMSON292,293,294,441,442,443,444 was born in 1877 in IN, Greene Co.. She lived with her parents in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin on 12 June 1880. She lived next to her parents in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin on 21 June 1900. Minnie lived in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin on 20 April 1910. She lived in MO, St. Louis (Independent City), 1100 8th St. on 8 January 1920. She lived in MO, St. Louis (Independent City), 1118 S. Broadway on 12 April 1930. She had 5 lodgers in her household, along with her son [Arthur] Lyle. Minnie died in 1936 in MO. She was buried in 1936 in MO, Washington Co., Thomas Chapel Cemetery. It is not known why Minnie is shown as widowed on the 1930 census, since her husband Henry did not die until 1972. She is shown as the head of the household, and their son [Arthur] Lyle is living with her.

Minnie Alice WILLIAMSON and Henry Franklin "Red" AKERS were married on 14 May 1893 in MO, Iron Co.. The ceremony was performed by Justice of the Peace John S. Luthy. Henry Franklin "Red" AKERS293,294,441,442,443,444,445 was born on 30 August 1873 in MO. Although the censuses list his birth date as 1873, and his age is correctly shown on subsequent censuses, his Social Security Record and tombstone show a birthdate of 1872. He lived next to his in-laws in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin on 21 June 1900. On 21 June 1900 he was a farmer in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin. Red lived in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin on 20 April 1910. He lived in MO, St. Louis (Independent City), 1100 8th St. on 8 January 1920. On 8 January 1920 he was a general laborer in MO, St. Louis (Independent City). Red was buried in February 1972 in MO, Washington Co., Thomas Chapel Cemetery. He died on 23 February 1972 in MO, St. Louis (Independent City). Although his tombstone shows he died 23 Feb 1972, his Social Security Record shows his death as 15 Feb 1972. It is unknown why his wife Minnie is shown as a widow on the 1930 census, although Henry lived until 1972. Their son Arthur Lyle lived with her, as did 5 lodgers. Minnie is shown as the head of the household.

From the recollections of Gerald Jostes, great-nephew, 16 Mar 2008:
"Henry always said that by hook or by crook he was going to live to be 100. He almost made it."

Minnie Alice WILLIAMSON and Henry Franklin "Red" AKERS had the following children:

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Lewis Andrew AKERS.

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Albert Scott AKERS.

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Melissa J. AKERS.

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(unknown) AKERS441 was born between 1900 and 1910 in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin. He/she died between 1900 and 1910 in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin.

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George Wesley AKERS.

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John Thomas AKERS was born in 1907 in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin. He lived with his parents in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin on 20 April 1910. He lived with his parents in MO, St. Louis (Independent City), 1100 8th St. on 7 January 1920.

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Clarence E. AKERS441,446,447 was born on 27 March 1908 in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin. He lived with his parents in MO, Iron Co., Kaolin on 20 April 1910. He lived with his parents in MO, St. Louis (Independent City), 1100 8th St. on 8 January 1920. Clarence died in April 1960 in MO.

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Arthur Lyle AKERS442,443,448 was born on 18 August 1912 in MO. He lived with his parents in MO, St. Louis (Independent City), 1100 8th St. on 8 January 1920. He lived with his mother in MO, St. Louis (Independent City), 1118 S. Broadway on 12 April 1930. It is not known why his mother Minnie is shown as widowed on the 1930 census, since her husband Henry did not die until 1972. She is shown as the head of the household, and their son [Arthur] Lyle is living with her. On 12 April 1930 Arthur was a building carpenter in MO, St. Louis (Independent City). He died on 19 October 2004 in MO, St. Louis (Independent City).